EU Code Week 2018, a celebration of code with a huge impact!
Since August, European Schoolnet has been supporting EU Code Week, a run by volunteers grassroots initiative that invites everyone to try coding with or without electronic equipment. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how to bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.
Supported by the European Commission, EU Code Week 2018 achieved all-time high participation with about 1,5 million participants, 43,000+ events, reaching more than 10% of schools in Europe.
A growing community of Ambassadors, Ministry of Education Coordinators and Leading Teachers, a translated website with a dedicated page for schools, new lesson plans, and training material made it easier for everyone to contribute.
But Code Week is not over! You can join us and be part of this celebration of code! Register your activity or learn how to organise a lesson in your class. With your help we can reach even higher number of students, so make sure you check out any of the learning bits prepared for you! You will find how to get started with Scratch or create a more advanced game; learn what is computational thinking and why it is so important for students or find out how to build a robotic hand with your pupils or students. In addition, if you don´t have a computer or an internet connection, you can always try an unplugged activity and learn computing without any digital devices. You can download any of the lesson plans available in the website, replicate the activity with your students and register it on the map. By doing so, you will also get a certificate validated by the European Commission!
Moreover, if you are an adventurous teacher and you would like to take up an extra challenge, you can participate in the CodeWeek4all challenge, and get a Certificate of Excellence as well!
You can also join the EU Code Week Facebook group for teachers, where you will have the chance to connect to thousands of teachers in Europe with whom you could exchange, share ideas of activities to do in your classroom and join forces to participate together in Code Week.
Let's make EU Code Week 2019 even more successful, and contribute to bring digital transformation to all schools in Europe!